Danny, Donnie, Joe, Jon and Jordan’s moment in the pop spotlight was not without good material. Here’s a selection of the best from NKOTB.
If, during the New Kids’ heyday, you thought folks would still be talking about them in 2013, I want you to pick some lotto numbers for me.
I should take offense to the title of this book. I am-somewhat unashamedly-a New Kids on the Block fan. I am also a guy. A black guy, to boot. Of course, my deficit in the heterosexuality department might explain some of my NKOTB fandom, but I’ll further confuse you by noting that I currently don’t, and never did, find Donnie, Danny, Jordan, Jonathan or even Joey dreamy, or even attractive. So, yeah, it’s weird. I’m a dude, there were no […]
You know you’re hot when you can take your little brother and turn him into a star-and there were very few people hotter in the early Nineties than Donnie Wahlberg. His group, New Kids on the Block, was a pop phenomenon, starting with their first Top 10 hit, “Please Don’t Go Girl”, in the fall of 1988 and peaking with the simultaneous number one success of the “Step by Step” single and album in 1990. Donnie’s younger brother, Mark, was […]
The bootylicious Jennifer Lopez was on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” earlier this week promoting her new album, Love?, as well as her judgeship on “American Idol” when Leno asked her about her first big-deal dancing gig. Lopez revealed that it was on a 1991 American Music Awards performance with pop darlings New Kids on the Block. Of course, Leno then pulled out a clip of the performance and showed it to the audience, appearing to mortify J. Lo. […]
Judging from what I remember from drunkenly Tweeting on New Year’s Eve (and into New Year’s morning), one of the main topics of discussion was the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys performance on Dick Clark/Ryan Seacrest’s “New Year’s Rockin’ Eve”. It’s pretty safe to say that’s a ticket I’ll stay away from. I have no real inclination towards the Backstreet Boys’ music-it’s well-crafted but mostly forgettable, anonymous pop. When it comes to NKOTB, however, I love them despite my […]
In a lifetime as a hip-hop fan, there have only been three noteworthy hip-hop acts from Boston that I can think of. First, of course, is Guru. The lyrical half of Gang Starr carried the torch for Beantown rappers until he passed away earlier this year. On the opposite end, there’s Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg, a guy who probably had no interest in being an emcee until his hip-hop junkie of an older brother suggested that might be the best […]